The Human Services Commission advises the Mayor and Council on general issues related to human services, as well as makes specific funding recommendations as part of the City’s budget process every two years. The Commission also helps carry out recommendations outlined in the City’s Human Services Strategic Plan (PDF) Opens a New Window. , including strategies that increase the knowledge of and engage the community in addressing human services needs and issues in Redmond.
The Human Services Commission is a seven-member volunteer board, appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council for four year terms. Commissioners must either live or work with the City limits.
Vibhas Chandorkar, Chair Term: March 19, 2019 to March 31, 2025
Janet Richards, Vice Chair Term: July 2, 2019 to March 31, 2023
Rachid Erekaini Term: April 6, 2021 to March 31, 2025
Rugare Khosa Term: July 2, 2019 to March 31, 2023
Kristen Muscott Term: March 19, 2019 to March 31, 2025
Marilyn Lazaro Term: April 6, 2021 to March 31, 2025
Anny Smith Term: December 6, 2016 to March 31, 2025
Two Youth Advisors are also appointed by the Commission to provide a youth perspective to all Commission discussions and decisions.